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Tab Key (help)

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Peter, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Peter

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    Hi guy's how's it going,
    I am at my work and I have a problem, The use of the tab key is causing problems, I need to know if there is a way of disabaling the tab key in a windows NT based system.:rolleyes:
    Thanx,
    Peter.
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Pete,

    I can't see any way you could disable the tab key on the XP system I am using at the mo so I wouldn't have thoguht it would be any different on a NT system.
    Hope I am wrong so it will sort your problem. What problem is the Tab key causing?
     
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  3. KeithNN

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    To my knowledge there's no way of disabling the key built into the O/S and you'll have to look into a third party solution. I'm pretty sure in the past I've seen a freeware/shareware program that disables certain keys including tab - I can't recall the name of it (old age) but you can always go googling or look on downloads.com
     
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  4. Peter

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    Hi Boyce,

    I work for a major organisation I cant say where but it is the forth biggest in the world,
    The problem is that opperators are using tab then c for example and c could be 3 or 4 diferent things ending up with errors, we want to eliminate these errors, by taking out the tab.
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Pete,

    As Keith said you might have to get a third party piece of software to try and disable the CTRL key. Sorry I can't be more specific than that.
     
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  6. KeithNN

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    Not entirely sure what it is you're trying to stop. Boyce mentioned the ctrl key and from your post it looks as if that's what you meant (ctrl-c, etc?). If so there is a piece of software called coldkey which will stop ctrl- combinations and another 130-ish others (but not, I think, just tab if that's what you really meant)...

    http://www.visualautomation.com/coldkey/
     
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  7. nugget
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    You might try here for some tips or help. It's not exactly what you're looking for but maybe it has some info you can use.
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    I find a fork under the key usually helps lift it straight from the keyboard
    thus disabling its future use until the key is reattached


    may sound silly but gamers were doing it for years with the windows key (very close to the ctrl key, a common key in games) as it tended to crash older generation games when trying to switch between 3d and 2d (windows desktop)
    infact many hardcore gamers still do this :)
     
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  9. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    I would think you could disable it though the hkeys in the registery. Though I don't know how.
     
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